GSI Data Update For Telescope Shiners
We now have 7 months' worth of gonadosomatic index (GSI) data for telescope shiners out of Hurricane Creek at the Walls of Jericho. The data for both males and females (below) clearly show June as the peak spawning month, with everything completely wrapped up by August. I'm impressed that we find the exact same pattern for both males and females, with slower rises to a sudden spike in June followed by fall-off. The telescope shiner breeding season was certainly over by the end of July. We'll be going back to the Walls on Sept. 8 which should pretty much close the book on the warm season. We might try to find some young fish too, just to see what they look like.